““Don’t believe Me unless I carry out My Father’s work. But if I do His work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don’t believe in Me. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father.””
Why should we believe Jesus was God? Why should the people of Jesus’ time believed He was God? Was it just because He was a good man, or a convincing public speaker? Was it that His teaching was radical and life changing? Was it because He said He was? Well, partly yes. But so much more than that, Jesus backed up what He was saying by living it out in His own life. He lived a completely transparent and sinless life, guided by the very ‘directions’ given to Him by His Father. He healed the sick because that was the Father’s will. He set the captives free from oppression, because that was also the Father’s will. He calmed the storms, fed the hungry, clothed the naked, became a Father to the orphans and husband to the widows, because that was His Father’s will. Everything He did, He did because it was God’s will and plan.
Yet Jesus was more than just an obedient Son: He was God in the flesh. He did on earth, what God would do, because He was God. ‘Let Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven’, was not just some ideological teaching, or nice words to pray, it was literal. Jesus showed that to us. He did on Earth what He saw His Father do in Heaven. They were and are the same. We can believe in God because we can see Jesus, and because we can see Jesus, we can believe He was God. Jesus’ miraculous works was and is the evidence of God’s existence and the evidence that Jesus was who He said He was: God in the flesh.